A child’s birth is grabbing headlines. Nixon Wright was born four months ago, and a lot of people are already interested in the baby boy. Why?
Because he’s Beyonce’s half brother.
DNA tests confirmed that Nixon Wright, son to 38 year-old actress, Alexsandra Wright, is the child of Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s father and Tina Knowles’ husband of 29 years. She filed for divorce last November.
The question everyone is asking now is whether or not this very private family matter, now being dealt on a public stage, is having an effect on Beyonce’s relationship with her manager. Otherwise known as her father.
As embarrassing as the situation may be for Matthew, and as angry as it may make Beyonce, who is very close to her mother, but whose rep is saying there is no such rift with her father/manager, the person at the center of this story is a baby boy with no understanding of who his sister may be or what transgressions his father committed. As a mother, I can only hope that the child doesn’t become a pawn between the adults, and that hopefully in some way, as the child grows, Beyonce and her sister Solange, will allow Nixon to be a part of their lives. The struggles of parenting and growing up are hard enough without garnering public attention on your conception, but that’s the way of game when it comes to fame.
Welcome to the world, Nixon.